A man arrested at a homeless shelter claims he just was “teaching sex education” to a boy, Oklahoma City police said.
Valente Gilberto Harris, 30, was arrested Tuesday at the City Rescue Mission, 800 W California Ave., on two complaints of lewd acts with a child.
Police went to the shelter about 4:15 p.m. after the victim's mother reported her 8-year-old son was being sexually molested, according to the incident report.
The boy told his mother Harris made him get into bed with him and touched the boy inappropriately, according to the report.
The mother told police it was the first she heard about it, but the boy told her it had happened several times. She and her children have been staying at the shelter for five months, police said.
According to the report, Harris told police, “Man, the only thing I'm guilty of is teaching sex education. I just taught him about sex.”
He was taken to the Oklahoma County jail and his bail was set at $30,000.